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This Was Queerlesque! A National Queer Arts Festival event

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Queer Cultural Center presents National Queer Arts Festival's

This Was Queerlesque!

with Vagina Jenkins

June 21
$10-$20 sliding scale

This Was Queerlesque is an intergenerational burlesque and cabaret show that explores the queer history of burlesque and exotic dance. Featuring performances from drag and burlesque legends from the 50’s-70’s as well as tribute performances performed by neo-burlesque’s queer stars.

Performances from burlesque legends like Holiday O’Hara and Isis Starr as well as new work from neo-burlesque performers such as The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins, Essence Revealed, Rivolta Sata and Kitty Von Quim that pays tribute to their queer performer influences.

Since 1998, San Francisco's Queer Cultural Center (QCC) organizes and stages tie annual month-long multidisciplinary arts showcase,National Queer Arts Festival.  As part of its efforts QCC documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on tfeir Website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts “Creating Queer Community,” a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.STo date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists